China at War 1901-1949.
By: Dreyer, Edward L.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Modern Wars In Perspective: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©1995Description: 1 online resource (432 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317899846.Subject(s): China -- History -- 20th century | China -- History, MilitaryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: China at War 1901-1949DDC classification: 951 LOC classification: DS775.4 -- .D74 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of maps -- Dedication -- Introduction -- 1. Military reform and revolution, 1901-11 -- Traditional military forces and nineteenth century regionalism -- The Manchu military reforms, 1901-8 -- The collapse of the Ch'ing dynasty, 1907-11 -- The new armies and the 1911 revolution -- The emergence of Yuan Shih-k'ai -- Military actions at Hankow and Nanking -- 2. Peiyang Army ascendancy, 1911-19 -- Yuan Shih-k'ai as president -- Yuan Shih-k'ai as emperor -- Yunnan and the National Protection Army -- Warlordism after the death of Yuan Shih-k'ai -- The south and the periphery after 1916 -- Peking and Peiyang politics after Yuan Shih-k'ai -- Chang Hsun restores the Manchu dynasty -- Tuan Ch'i-jui in power, 1917-19 -- The May Fourth Movement -- 3. High Warlordism, 1919-25 -- Warlordism as a system -- The An-Chih War, 1920 -- South China and Sun Yat-sen, 1920-2 -- The First Chih-Feng War, 1922 -- South China after the First Chih-Feng War -- The Second Chih-Feng War, 1924 -- The northern warlords after the Second Chih-Feng War -- 4. The Northern Expedition, 1925-31 -- The Chinese Communist Party and the First United Front -- Chiang Kai-shek and the Whampoa military clique -- The northern warlords on the eve of the Northern Expedition -- The Northern Expedition in Hunan and Kiangsi -- The Northern Expedition in Fukien and Shanghai -- The KMT-CCP split -- Into North China -- The beginnings of CCP rural insurrection -- Campaigns of encirclement and annihilation, 1930-1 -- The Mukden Incident -- 5. Diseases of skin and heart, 1931-7 -- Manchukuo and Japanese aggression in China -- KMT efforts at military modernization -- The final encirclement campaigns and the Long March -- The Sian Incident and the drift to war -- 6. The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-41.
Marco Polo Bridge and North China, July-October 1937 -- Shanghai and Nanking, July-December 1937 -- Hopei and Shansi, September-November 1937 -- Shantung and Honan, December 1937 to May 1938 -- The Wuhan campaign, June-November 1938 -- Canton-Nanchang-Changsha, April 1938 to October 1939 -- The Chinese winter offensives, 1939-40 -- To the second battle of Changsha, 1940-1 -- Collaboration and its failure -- The Chinese communists and the Japanese Invasion -- The New 4th Army Incident and the KMT-CCP split -- The war in the air and the AVG -- Overall assessment of the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-41 -- 7. China and the Second World War, 1941-5 -- Stilwell's mission to China and the first Burma campaign -- China, CBI and Allied strategy -- Chennault's air strategy -- The Cairo conference and the campaign in north Burma -- The 1943-4 Burma campaign -- Operation ICHIGO and Stilwell's removal -- Communist expansion during 1941-5 -- Wedemeyer and the end in CBI -- The Second World War and China: an overall assessment -- 8. The Chinese Civil War, 1945-9 -- Nationalist China, 1945-7, and the Marshall Mission -- Growth of communist power, 1945-7 -- Civil war: the Manchuria phase, 1947-8 -- Civil war: East and Central China, 1947-8 -- The Huai-Hai campaign, 1948-9 -- North China operations, 1947-9 -- Shansi and northwestern China, 1947-9 -- Communist conquest of South China -- Conclusion -- People's War and the communist victory -- Nationalist political and military demoralization -- Periods of division in Chinese history -- 1901-49 and the development of modern China -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index.
Few phases of history were as heavy with implications for the world at large than the turbulent years through which China moved from the overthrow of the last imperial dynasty in 1911, through anarchy, civil war and invasion, to the final triumph of the Communists in 1949 - yet few periods are as little known by the wider world, and so little understood. Professor Dreyer's impressive account of China at war is both an important contribution to this new series of studies of modern wars in their full political, social and ideological contexts, and also a valuable introduction to the birth- confused, bloody and painful as it was - of the future superpower.
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